Statistics

This section contains links to Canadian and international statistics, statistical reports, and demographic information related to child welfare.

Canadian StatisticsProvincial StatisticsAmerican Statistics



Canadian Statistics (National)

Canadian Incidence Studies
Canadian Incidence Study of Reported Child Abuse and Neglect 2008 (CIS-2008)
Canadian Incidence Study of Reported Child Abuse and Neglect 2003 (CIS-2003)
Canadian Incidence Study of Reported Child Abuse and Neglect 1998 (CIS-1998)
Human Resources and Skills Development Canada
Indicators of Well-being
Statistics Canada
Family Violence in Canada: A Statistical Profile
Statistics Canada, Children and Youth
Statistics Canada, Juristat (Justice Statistics)
Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada 
Statistics Reports by Subject


Canadian Statistics (Provincial)

Children and youth in out-of-home care
In 2013, there were an estimated 62,428 children in out-of-home care across Canada (Jones, Sinha, & Trocmé, 2015). Because child welfare services fall under the jurisdiction of provincial and territorial authorities each province has different legislation pertaining to child protection interventions, making it difficult to compare rates of children in out-of-home care across provinces. For information on the number of children in care by province or territory please see the statistics section for the specific province/territory of interest:
Alberta
British Columbia
Manitoba
New Brunswick
Newfoundland & Labrador
Nova Scotia
Northwest Territories
Nunavut
Ontario
Prince Edward Island
Quebec
Saskatchewan
Yukon


American Statistics

Surveys and Statistics
Children's Bureau, US Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Child Welfare Information Gateway
LONGSCAN: Consortium for Longitudinal Studies of Child Abuse and Neglect
National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being (NSCAW)
America's Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being